If merely questioning Tony Bouie’s honesty brings out racist slur machine, imagine what an AG’s investigation could face
Tony Bouie has a knack for getting himself in hot water. His proficiency as a skilled liar is renown and well documented. When facts catch up with his fallacies, out come the allegations of bigotry such as those noted in this 2008 letter from Allison Bouie, Tony’s wife.
Despite being a problematic lightening rod with no relevant experience to recommend him, Tony Bouie has been able to garner establishment support including then-Indiana Congressman, (now Gov.) Mike Pence, for his ill-fated legislative runs based on his minority status and easy acquiescence on illegal immigration.
Most recently, Bouie secured a gubernatorial appointment to head up the state Lottery Department. Now, a month after his abrupt resignation amid allegations of gross mismanagement, cronyism and misuse of a state vehicle, the daily confirms reports that Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office has launched an investigation of the slippery Bouie.
Politics is not for the faint of heart. It is also not for those who cannot withstand public scrutiny. As we noted at the time of Bouie’s appointment as lottery director, Arizona’s governor was taking a pointless gamble with Tony Bouie.
Seeing Red AZ has been tracking Tony Bouie over several years. Some of the linked reports can be read here.
Doug Ducey’s advisors would have done well to acquaint themselves with Bouie before declaring him clean enough to be worthy of a well paid, cushy state job. It only takes a simple Google search.